There's a really interesting story in the Wall Street Journal about the work of Gary McMurray. The robot builder once built military robots to help locate terrorist bombs but has spent the last eight years building...robot chicken deboners. These robots are meant to precisely separate chicken meat ... More >>
The floods, droughts, storms and tornadoes that hit the United States in April and May could mean a severe spike in food prices, including a 7 percent increase in the price of meat over the next year. [NPR] Deliverymen for Chinese restaurants are increasingly using electric bicycles--much to the ch ... More >>
Its only a matter of time . . .
via NY PostIf you thought Watson (the Jeopardy computer) was going to rule our puny human asses alone, now Watson has his minions. The Pentagon has just developed a robotic hummingbird designed for spying called the Nano Hummingbird. The New York Post has the specifics on the spybots: "the Na ... More >>
Who says robots cant feel?
Thanks to a tantalizing tweet from Peewee Herman, we have a video of a robot arm as it's taught to flip pancakes. The Barrett WAM 7 DOF learns by hands-on demonstration, and we see the outcome being improved to the point where the robot can actually successfully flip a pancake. But can he do it wi ... More >>
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